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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are DOWN

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are DOWN: Social media apps crash for frustrated users worldwide

  • First reports of problems with the social media sites came at 16:44 BST (11:44 ET)
  • Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger all reported issues
  • Soon after the first report, the hashtag #facebookdown was trending on Twitter


They’re some of the most popular social media apps around the world, but it appears Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have all crashed.

According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 16:44 BST (11:44 ET), and are affecting all users of the social platforms globally. 

The three social media services, all owned by Facebook, run on a shared back end infrastructure, and other Facebook-owned services are also down. 

Soon after the first report came through, the hashtag #facebookdown was trending on Twitter, with users worldwide reporting issues connecting. 

Facebook is yet to comment on the outage.  

They’re some of the most popular social media apps around the world, but it appears that Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have all crashed this afternoon

According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 16:44 BST (11:44 ET), and are affecting users globally.

According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 16:44 BST (11:44 ET), and are affecting users globally.

Soon after the first report came through, the hashtag #facebookdown was trending on Twitter, with users worldwide reporting issues connecting

Soon after the first report came through, the hashtag #facebookdown was trending on Twitter, with users worldwide reporting issues connecting

The hashtag #instagramisdown and WhatsApp were both also trending on Twitter, with a number of users saying they checked their internet connection when they couldn’t get on Facebook. 

Every time Facebook and Instagram are down, it draws people to Twitter, with one user sharing a meme of Homer Simpson jumping from his house to Moe’s bar, with the Twitter logo over the door.

There were multiple jokes along the same lines, with one showing a fast track race and the caption: ‘Me and my friends running to twitter to see if fb, whatsapp and insta are down.’ 

WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger are all owned by Facebook. 

It is unclear what has caused the issue, although it has disrupted all Facebook owned platforms, including the Oculus Virtual Reality gaming website.

NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages, tweeted: ‘Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger are currently experiencing outages in multiple countries.’

Adding that the ‘incident not related to country-level internet disruptions or filtering.’

When attempting to visit Instagram using a desktop web browser, it gives up a ‘5xx Server Error’ and Facebook simply says ‘this site can’t be reached.’ 

There were multiple jokes along the same lines, with one showing a fast track race and the caption: 'Me and my friends running to twitter to see if fb, whatsapp and insta are down'

There were multiple jokes along the same lines, with one showing a fast track race and the caption: ‘Me and my friends running to twitter to see if fb, whatsapp and insta are down’

NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages, tweeted: 'Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger are currently experiencing outages in multiple countries'

NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages, tweeted: ‘Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger are currently experiencing outages in multiple countries’

They're some of the most popular social media apps around the world, but it appears that Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have all crashed this afternoon

They’re some of the most popular social media apps around the world, but it appears that Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger have all crashed this afternoon



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